Now that cooler weather is here to stay in Rockford, most homeowners will start seriously thinking about flipping on the furnace for the season. With that flip of the switch comes new attention both for your comfort and for your check book.
Energy efficiency universally has an impact on everyone who runs a furnace or air conditioner and also has an effect on nature depending on the efficiency of the system. So when you’re watching for little ways to make a large impact on the energy efficiency of your furnace this season, think about these pointers:
- Filters: likely the most overlooked simple fix to help boost the energy efficiency of your furnace, swapping out filters as recommended not only helps the air flow more freely, but it could also help you keep your indoor air quality up to par.
- Thermostat settings: setting your thermostat a few degrees cooler than typical is a very basic way to save a few bucks. Comfort is still important, but you may be surprised what a couple degrees cooler can do for your energy costs.
- Programmable thermostat: don’t feel like always adjusting your thermostat before you leave for the day or when you know you won’t be inside for an extended period? Programmable thermostats can leave you with savings by keeping your home cooler when you’re not around or when you’re sleeping and the temperature isn’t as crucial.
- Weatherstripping: regardless if it’s around your doors or windows, weatherstripping can help keep warm air from getting out after you’ve already paid for it. Take a few minutes to walk around your home and look at your windows and doors and determine if they need to be re-caulked or need new weatherstripping.
Comfort is something we’re always searching for no matter whether it’s furnace season or air conditioning season. These few tips are a perfect place to start so you can transition to the new season while still working to improve the efficiency of your furnace and possibly save money. If you’d like to know any more about these tips or are searching for a new furnace, give the team at Temperature Doctors Heating & Cooling, Inc a call at (815)914-6197.